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In the latter half of 2011 General Motors announced that an electric version of the Chevrolet Spark will be produced and launched during 2013. It has taken a while, but we can now show you the very first pictures of a prototype that was caught while stopping at a car wash.

The Spark EV will be easily distinguishable from its standard counterparts by its restyled front fascia. Changes will include a new grille and redesigned fog-lights as well as a re-modelled rear bumper that no longer requires space for an exhaust pipe.

Power will be generated from a permanent magnet electric motor that produces 114 hp (85 kW / 116 PS). Further technical details remain scarce at this point, but we'll keep you posted when more arise.

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